Distributed Systems Engineer, L5, OC Tools Runtime

    • Netflix, Inc.
  • Posted 60+ days ago | Updated 1 hour ago


USD 100,000.00 per year
Full Time


Content delivery network
Object-Oriented Programming
Problem solving
Cloud architecture
Software deployment
Big data
Apache Spark
Computer networking
Concurrent computing
Border Gateway Protocol
Dragon NaturallySpeaking
Apache Cassandra
Apache Kafka
Apache Hive
Apache Pig
Apache Hadoop
Cascading style sheets

Job Details

How do you spark joy in hundreds of millions of people? It starts with a vision - that technology can give voice to stories around the world. In delivering those much-loved stories, Netflix is responsible for a significant portion of global internet traffic.

To steward that responsibility, we work collaboratively with ISPs to deploy Open Connect, Netflix's Content Delivery Network (CDN), which delivers 100% of Netflix's video traffic. Our team's mission is to support that delivery by providing an automation and tooling platform that supports the internal operations and external partnerships needed to provide a fantastic viewing experience for all Netflix members. We are looking for a talented software engineer specializing in infrastructure to join us on that mission.

The Role

You will be charged with handling impactful availability, scalability, and usability challenges and must self-define optimal ways to configure, manage, and observe our growing Open Connect platform. Our platform is a fundamental building block to our streaming initiatives - providing critical solutions for one of the world's largest CDNs and empowering stakeholders to operate the CDN more efficiently and reliably.

In this position, you will have the opportunity to work in a wide variety of areas, such as:

  • Implementing microservices to enable analytics, insights, discovery, and visualizations.
  • Designing orchestration to manage many thousands of globally distributed appliances and devices
  • Building data models and APIs to help manage and maintain our fleet
  • Understanding the breadth of our multi-tenant platform, creating generalized solutions which can be leveraged across multiple domains - including networking, video, and gaming

You Are

  • Someone who likes to work hands-on and self-direct in a fast-paced environment that gives you great freedom and responsibility
  • Able to see beyond immediate specifications, can summarize requirements, and architect forward-looking solutions that cross multiple applications
  • Capable of working in a highly-collaborative environment alongside your teammates, engineers, Partner Engagement Managers, project managers, and operations teams
  • Articulate in communicating opportunities for continuous improvements to existing systems with a clear understanding of the impact on the business.
  • Always striving to develop and deploy in measured increments while taking responsibility for the quality of your work.

Required Skills

  • 5+ years of expertise in Java, or similar object-oriented language, with confidence and experience in debugging and problem-solving skills
  • Deep understanding of cloud architecture and application deployment
  • Ability to build and support highly scalable, robust, and fault-tolerant services
  • Comprehensive knowledge of architecting and maintaining large-scale distributed systems while handling high concurrency
  • Experience designing, implementing, and debugging systems that interact with large-sized data sets
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Bonus Skills

  • Knowledge of CDN architectures and networking fundamentals (TCP/IP, BGP DNS)
  • Experience with multiple data stores and streaming services such as MySQL, Postgres, Elasticsearch, Cassandra, Kafka, or Redis
  • Familiarity with GraphQL or related graph modeling and querying concepts
  • Hands-on Big Data experience using Hive, Pig, Hadoop, or similar
  • Understanding of front-end technologies including HTML, CSS, JavaScript, WebSockets

Does this sound interesting? Or does this sound interesting but intimidating? Please don't self-select out, let's figure it out together. We'd love to talk to you!

Our culture is unique, and we tend to live by our values, so it's worth learning more about Netflix here.

Our compensation structure consists solely of an annual salary; we do not have bonuses. You choose each year how much of your compensation you want in salary versus stock options. To determine your personal top of market compensation, we rely on market indicators and consider your specific job family, background, skills, and experience to determine your compensation in the market range. The range for this role is $100,000 - $720,000.

Netflix provides comprehensive benefits including Health Plans, Mental Health support, a 401(k) Retirement Plan with employer match, Stock Option Program, Disability Programs, Health Savings and Flexible Spending Accounts, Family-forming benefits, and Life and Serious Injury Benefits. We also offer paid leave of absence programs. Full-time hourly employees accrue 35 days annually for paid time off to be used for vacation, holidays, and sick paid time off. Full-time salaried employees are immediately entitled to flexible time off. See more detail about our Benefits here.

Netflix is a unique culture and environment. Learn more here.

We are an equal-opportunity employer and celebrate diversity, recognizing that diversity of thought and background builds stronger teams. We approach diversity and inclusion seriously and thoughtfully. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, national origin, caste, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, age, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic makeup, marital status, or military service.